Chicago, Illinois August 9 - 11, 2013

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Qualia for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film Dwindling Numbers will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.


1st Place: Best Film of 2013

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Required Elements

  • Character: Mike or Michelle Madigan, Chemist
  • Prop: a remote control
  • Line: "Why didn't I think of that?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Best Writing

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Best Editing

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Best Directing

The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

Best Cinematography

HORSES OF A DIFFERENT COLOR by Rascals & Rogues

Best Sound Design

Figure 1A. by Done > Perfect

Best Musical Score

Best Actor

Jimmie Tolliver Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

Best Actress

Angelica Acebedo-Frint Figure 1A. by Done > Perfect

Best Special Effects

The Transferants by Back 40 Productions

Best Costumes

The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

Best Use of Character

Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

Best Use of Prop

Fin in the Fog by Flim Flam Films

Best Use of Line

Pre-heated by ARGO

Best Art Direction

2013 Film List

  • An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

    A woman wakes up and finds herself awkwardly seeking Alex - along with everybody else

  • Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

    Must. Send. RSVP!

  • Dwindling Numbers by Qualia

    Captive youth in a experimental institution struggle to find hope and desire to escape.

  • Figure 1A. by Done > Perfect

    The key to the Wild West was bad chemistry

  • Fin in the Fog by Flim Flam Films

    Shark week looms, yet there's no remote control. An old school detective is the only man for the job

  • HORSES OF A DIFFERENT COLOR by Rascals & Rogues

    A clandestine romance discovered leads to treachery in a hail of bullets

  • Pre-heated by ARGO

    Take your cake and eat it.

  • The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

    A crime takes place at a Pinochle Club. The detective searches for answers during the interrogation.

  • The Transferants by Back 40 Productions

    Three Seekers come to meet their alchemist master in a race to the end.


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